The Salvation Army Stands alongside Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

Apr 2, 2024

The Salvation Army has committed to sheltering 150 men who have been displaced by a devastating fire at Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. The fire occurred on their campus, inside their Men’s Service Center. a. In times of crisis, solidarity becomes the cornerstone of support, and The Salvation Army stands hand-in-hand with Coalition for the Homeless during their time of need.

On the evening of March 7th, The Salvation Army will open its doors to welcome the displaced men, providing a haven, and essential services. SALT Trailers will be stationed on campus to offer adequate shower accommodations, ensuring the men's hygiene needs are met. The Salvation Army’s campus and staff are prepared to welcome the men with open arms, love, and support. 

The lesson we can glean from witnessing Coalition for the Homeless' unwavering support for those in need during these challenging times is truly invaluable. “When times of crisis hit, it is very important that we stick together,” said Captain Ken Chapman, Area Commander, The Salvation Army. This joint effort exemplifies the power of collective action and serves as a reminder that, in times of adversity, we are stronger together. “We believe in the strength of unity and community collaboration”, Captain Ken Chapman continued. 

The Salvation Army’s mission goes beyond providing physical shelter; it aims to offer holistic support, including spiritual care and other resources to make hearts feel welcomed and valued. Acknowledging the uncertainty surrounding the duration of their expected stay, The Salvation Army is committed to working collaboratively with Coalition for the Homeless to address the evolving needs of these individuals. The Salvation Army hopes that Coalition for the Homeless’ temporary setback becomes a stronger setup for greater victories in the future. 

The Salvation Army challenges the community to join hands in making a true impact and supporting the Coalition for the Homeless during this time. To donate or get involved with the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, visit 

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